Dr Jutta Vüllers

Dr Jutta Vüllers


I joined the Institute for Climate and Atmospheric Science (ICAS) in October 2018, working on Arctic boundary layer and cloud processes. In my current role, I'm analysing measurements observed aboard the Swedish icebreaker Oden during the Microbiology-Ocean-Cloud Coupling in the High Arctic (MOCCHA) campaign. My focus is on boundary layer processes and their impact on Arctic clouds.

Prior to ICAS I worked as a PDRA and completed my PhD at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology's Institute of Meteorology and Climate Research (IMK) in 2016, as part of the Virtual Institute DEad SEa Research VEnue (DESERVE). My research was a cross-disciplinary approach to analyse the distinct local wind systems and the layered structure of the boundary layer in the Dead Sea valley and how it affects the surface energy balance and, hence, the water balance of the Dead Sea. I used a comprehensive data set of remote sensing (e.g. lidar, radar) and in-situ (e.g. eddy covariance, radiosondes) measurements and combined them with model simulations to overcome the temporal and spatial limitations of the measurements. In the framework of DESERVE I was also heavily involved in preparing and conducting two large field campaigns and was responsible for the maintenance of the long-term oberservational network of IMK in the Dead Sea region.




Research interests

  • Boundary layer meteorlogy
  • Land-atmosphere interactions
  • Arctic meteorology
  • Turbulent processes
  • In-situ & surface-based remote sensing measurements


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  • PhD, Meteorology, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
  • Diploma, Meteorology, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany

Professional memberships

  • Member: American Geophysical Union (AGU)
  • Member: European Geosciences Union (EGU)

Research groups and institutes

  • Atmospheric and Cloud Dynamics
  • Atmospheric Chemistry and Aerosols
  • Climate Science and Impacts
  • Institute for Climate and Atmospheric Science